Nothing is Solid - ArtBasel Parcours


curated by Samuel Leuenberger

With Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon; ChertLüdde, Berlin and P420, Bologna
Nothing is Solid. Nothing can be held in my hand for long is an installation made of a series of hand-hammered brass panels that portray gestures of intimacy, first presented at Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine for Future Generation Art Prize 2019, and further developed throughout the years.

The fleeting scenes depict images of warmth: a hand, a hug, a touch, a body that seeks these small acts of. Using a traditional technique, these works play with the contrast between the solidity of the brass sheets and the tenderness of the moments that are inscribed on them. The spectator is then invited to follow the narration that unfolds from the bas-relief scenes punctuating the space. Like a caressing hand draws an invisible path, the panels suggest a narration to be imagined.

The installation was visible from 20 to 26 September 2021, day and night, in the vitrines of Theaterstrasse, Basel, Switzerland.